Seismologists: M4.3 Hebei Earthquake Was A Single Shock

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Langfang City in north China’s Hebei Province on Monday, China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.


The quake occurred at around 6:31 p.m. local time (1031GMT) in Yongqing County, some 60 km south of Beijing.


Tremors were felt in Beijing.


The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 20 km, 39.37 degrees north latitude and 116.67 degrees east longitude, according to the CENC.


There were no immediate reports of damage.


After the earthquake, the China Seismological Bureau held a press conference, saying that relevant departments, including the CENC, had activated emergency response procedures.


Seismologists believe that the earthquake was a single-shock, tremor and larger earthquakes are unlikely to occur in the area.


Source: CGTN